['hevɪ] or ['hɛvi]


(noun.) a serious (or tragic) role in a play.

(noun.) an actor who plays villainous roles.

(adj.) darkened by clouds; 'a heavy sky' .

(adj.) (of sleep) deep and complete; 'a heavy sleep'; 'fell into a profound sleep'; 'a sound sleeper'; 'deep wakeless sleep' .

(adj.) lacking lightness or liveliness; 'heavy humor'; 'a leaden conversation' .

(adj.) requiring or showing effort; 'heavy breathing'; 'the subject made for labored reading' .

(adj.) full of; bearing great weight; 'trees heavy with fruit'; 'vines weighed down with grapes' .

(adj.) sharply inclined; 'a heavy grade' .

(adj.) dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; 'a heavy pudding' .

(adj.) of comparatively great physical weight or density; 'a heavy load'; 'lead is a heavy metal'; 'heavy mahogany furniture' .

(adj.) large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; 'a heavy truck'; 'heavy machinery' .

(adj.) marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; 'a heavy heart'; 'a heavy schedule'; 'heavy news'; 'a heavy silence'; 'heavy eyelids' .

(adj.) unusually great in degree or quantity or number; 'heavy taxes'; 'a heavy fine'; 'heavy casualties'; 'heavy losses'; 'heavy rain'; 'heavy traffic' .

(adj.) (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; 'heavy hydrogen'; 'heavy water' .

(adj.) of great intensity or power or force; 'a heavy blow'; 'the fighting was heavy'; 'heavy seas' .

(adj.) slow and laborious because of weight; 'the heavy tread of tired troops'; 'moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot'; 'ponderous prehistoric beasts'; 'a ponderous yawn' .

(adj.) of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment; 'heavy artillery'; 'heavy infantry'; 'a heavy cruiser'; 'heavy guns'; 'heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries' .

(adj.) full and loud and deep; 'heavy sounds'; 'a herald chosen for his sonorous voice' .

(adj.) made of fabric having considerable thickness; 'a heavy coat' .

(adj.) of relatively large extent and density; 'a heavy line' .

(adj.) (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; 'Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'' .

(adv.) slowly as if burdened by much weight; 'time hung heavy on their hands'.

Inputed by Barnard--From WordNet


(a.) Having the heaves.

(superl.) Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught.

(superl.) Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.

(superl.) Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.

(superl.) Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.

(superl.) Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.

(superl.) Loud; deep; -- said of sound; as, heavy thunder.

(superl.) Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; -- said of the sky.

(superl.) Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; -- said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.

(superl.) Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.

(superl.) Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; -- said of food.

(superl.) Having much body or strength; -- said of wines, or other liquors.

(superl.) With child; pregnant.

(adv.) Heavily; -- sometimes used in composition; as, heavy-laden.

(v. t.) To make heavy.

Checker: Lucille

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Weighty (with reference to one's strength), ponderous, not light, not easy to lift.[2]. Oppressive, grievous, severe, burdensome, cumbersome, afflictive.[3]. Dull, sluggish, inert, inactive, stupid, torpid, indolent, slow.[4]. Dejected, depressed, sorrowful, sad, gloomy, melancholy, despondent, downcast, down-hearted, low-spirited, crest-fallen, chap-fallen, in low spirits.[5]. Onerous, difficult, laborious.[6]. Tedious, tiresome, wearisome.[7]. Loaded, burdened, encumbered, weighed down.[8]. Miry, muddy, cloggy, clayey.[9]. Clammy (as bread), not well raised.[10]. Stormy, tempestuous, violent, boisterous.[11]. Loud, deep, roaring.

Edited by Georgina

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Weighty, ponderous, inert, slow, stupid, dull, impenetrable, stolid, cumbrous,grievous, afflictive, oppressive, burdensome, sluggish, laborious, depressed,[See {[180 HUT]?}]

ANT:Light, trifling, trivial, agile, active, quick, brisk, joyous, alleviative,condolatory, inspiriting, animating, buoyant

Editor: Susanna


adj. weighty: not easy to bear: oppressive: afflicted: inactive: dull lacking brightness and interest: inclined to slumber: violent: loud: not easily digested as food: miry as soil: having strength as liquor: dark with clouds: gloomy: expensive: (B.) sad: (theat.) pertaining to the representation of grave or serious parts.—adv. Heav′ily.—n. Heav′iness.—adjs. Heav′y-armed bearing heavy armour or arms; Heav′y-hand′ed clumsy awkward: oppressive; Heav′y-head′ed having a heavy or large head: dull stupid drowsy; Heav′y-heart′ed weighed down with grief; Heav′y-lād′en laden with a heavy burden.—n. Heav′y-spar native sulphate of barium barytes.—Heavy marching order the condition of troops fully equipped for field service; Heavy metal guns or shot of large size: great influence or power; Heavy-weight one beyond the average weight esp. in sporting phrase one placed highest in the ascending scale feather-weight light-weight middle-weight heavy-weight; Heavy wet a drink of strong ale or ale and porter mixed.—The heavies (mil.) the heavy cavalry: those who play heavy parts.

Editor: Will


Edited by Gertrude


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